In recent months, there has been a re-emergence of racial and ethnic tensions within the United States. In this assignment, you (students) will select a news
media discussion, newspaper article, or a social or political leader’s interview examine critically your perspectives on the topic discussed. You will reflect on
your background and understanding of your values, struggles, and/or privileges. Through this exercise, you will begin to recognize the extent to which sociocultural and historical values may oppress, marginalize, alienate, create or enhance privilege and power. You will also gain sufficient self-awareness to
eliminate the influence of personal biases and personal values in working with diverse groups. Finally, you will begin to explore the implications of cultural
competency standards for professional social workers.
Format: This assignment is between 4-6 pages maximum excluding the cover page and reference list (double spacing, Times New Roman, 12-font size, and
adherence to American Psychological Association’s writing style [APA]). Please attach your article or interview reference used.